Sitting quietly on River Road in Townsend, St. Francis Catholic Church brings the community together for a variety of activities during the year. None is more important in the life of the church and the community than the fall festival at St. Francis.
Held each fall, the festival features a blessing of the animals, a white elephant sale, bake sale, old-fashion games, prizes and activities for the children.
St. Francis Catholic Church is located at 7715 River Road in Townsend. Part of the diocese of Knoxville, Father Bede Aboh is administrator. For information, call the office/rectory at 865-448-6070.